Faith-Based Law Schools and an Apprenticeship in Professional Identity

11 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2018

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In its groundbreaking 2007 comprehensive assessment of legal education, Educating Lawyers, the Carnegie Foundation urged law schools to provide an apprenticeship in professional identity. Rather than focusing on legal knowledge or skills, this apprenticeship is meant to focus on what Carnegie called “the wider matters of morality and character.” This article addresses: 1) Carnegie’s diagnosis of law schools’ failure to effectively train students in professional identity and why that failure matters; 2) How faith-based law schools are uniquely poised to provide a professional identity apprenticeship.

Keywords: Carnegie, professional identity, faith, law, character, morality

Suggested Citation

Brauch, Jeffrey A., Faith-Based Law Schools and an Apprenticeship in Professional Identity (2011). University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 42, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3100548

Jeffrey A. Brauch (Contact Author)

Regent University - School of Law ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

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